Originally Posted by hifiman
I pick up my new 05 1200LT this coming Thursday and will be driving it 80 miles from N. Atlanta to the N. Georgia mountains.
BE Carefull up here with the LT till you get used to it,
I live here ride these roads all the time, have seen my share af accidents even a couple lt's
Brake before your curve!!, you can use both brakes on that bike fine BEFORE your curve!
if you go in the curve hot, press the handle bar the way you want to go NOW! and look THROUGH that curve, if it drags (which it will if your hot) do not let it scare you!!! press that handle bar and let her lean into that curve
STAY in your LANE! there are far too many head on hits up here and that lt can trick you if you are not used to it.
If it has the driver foot board lowering pegs on it, TAKE THEM OFF before you come up here, tighten up your rear suspension as well (raiseing the rear some) you have the power center stand (right?) and it will drag
remember press right go right, press left go left,
It is a different beast up here, and we still have gravel on the roads in most corners!
stay off your REAR brake in the curves! it can stand the bike up and you can go right off the road, unless of course you are a real experienced rider, but then you wouldn't be asking for pointers on it.
that said, if ya like, give me a holler, I should be able to get away for a bit on thursday or friday for a while to ride, we can meet somewhere around Dahlonega (I live past dahlonega) I'd be glad to have a drink with ya or lunch or something
and we can swap teles